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Debra England

Born: Sat., Jun. 2, 1951
Died: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 17, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
Location: LDS S. Bannock Highway Building

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
Location: LDS S. Bannock Highway Building

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Debra England, 68, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2019 in Pocatello, Idaho after a brief illness.

Debra was born on June 2, 1951 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Miles Sumner and Ilene Bright England. She was the 4th of 10 children. Deb grew up in Pocatello, graduated from Highland High School, and then from ISU College of Technology in Cosmetology.

Debra worked at American Microsystems for about 25 years, much of the time as a Fab Supervisor. After taking a buy out from AMI, she went to work for and later retired from Time Laboratories. While working, she developed lifelong friendships. Everyone enjoyed her quick wit and sense of humor.

Deb was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in the Primary and Young Women organizations and had many callings in the Relief Society, including President in 2 wards. She served a Service Mission at the Family History Scanning Center.

Debra enjoyed decorating her home for the seasons and the holidays, reading, photography and crocheting. One of her last crocheting projects was a beautiful piece with an intricate pattern which was difficult and made more complicated because of the neuropathy in her hands. This masterpiece was donated for a special purpose.

Debra lived with and cared for her mother for 25 years. She is survived by 9 brothers and sisters: Michael (Linda), Steven (Ellen), Cherilyn (Thomas) Barnes, Janette (David) Hansen, Jeffery (Cynthia), Kevin (Melody), Douglas (Melinda), Bradley (Terra), Kathleen (Dan) Luker and 50 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kevin Whittier (brother-in-law), Adam Whittier (nephew), and twin nieces Elizabeth Jean and Erica Lynn England.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Indian Hills Ward Chapel, 5425 Bannock Hwy, Pocatello, Idaho. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Sunday, November 17 at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID and 1 hour prior to services at the Church. Interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 2864 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID.


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Danny Schwab
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
Debra was one of my favorite humans at AMI she always had a smile to share with everyone she was just a pleasant inside and out she loved her family and now sitting with Jesus in all glory

Jason Mendnehall
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
Served with me for a number years as a volunteer and missionary for familysearch. She was a wonder person to work with her smile was contagious.

One of my form staff said this " I enjoyed sitting beside her and chatting while we worked and exchanging tidbits and jokes. I will miss her.

our prayers are with her family during this time.

Kerry McCormack
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
You were such a wonderful person and friend. You have left a hole in a lot of peoples hearts. I will miss you and will see you on the other side my friend.
Kerry McCormack, Stormy McCormack, and Cassie Castleton

Debbie Layman
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
Dear England Family,

Debbie was the kindest woman I know! She had a heart of gold & cared about everyone. She is truly missed. May you feel the loving arms of our Heavenly Father around you during this difficult time.


Alexis and Joe Myler
   Posted Fri November 15, 2019
Condolences to all your family...
We love you all and appreciate the love and example that Debra has always shown to all she knew, as well as our family!
With much love,
Alexis and Joe Myler

Rick Packard
   Posted Fri November 15, 2019
My heart felt condolences go out to the entire England family. Remember each and everyone of you all so well from the old days when your Dad was the Bishop of the 13th ward. Thoughts and Prayers!

Jo Marie and Steven Poppleton
   Posted Fri November 15, 2019
Our sympathy to the England Family. Debra was a great lady. May sweet memories help your sorrow. God bless you with peace and love!
Love, The Poppletons

and all of the Chubbuck 3rd Ward friends and neighbors.

Cathy Rhodehouse
   Posted Sun November 17, 2019
You were always a great friend and you will be missed by many. I remember our special memories of going to see the temples lights and all the joy we had.You were a blessing in my life.

Becky Mitton
   Posted Sun November 17, 2019
Deb will be greatly missed. She was a sweet, thoughtful and classy lady. I received notes in the mail from her or messages on Facebook telling me she was thinking about me or saying kind remarks. Always serving others. I loved serving with her in YW’s. I’m grateful for her friendship. She will be missed.
I am praying for comfort and peace for her family.

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